“Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:20-21 NIV
I was surfing through Facebook one day and landed on some pictures from my friend and school mate, Helen Abbott Feller. She posted a picture of a friend holding a Topsy Turvy Apple Pie. I had never heard of such a pie and it looked delicious! I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a recipe. Helen said “Topsy Turvy Apple Pie…. Mmmmmm… thank you Ruby!!” and I say “thank you Ruby” too! I found the recipe and tucked it away for just the right moment in time. As you know from my Banoffee Pie recipe I was on a dessert kick last week. I decided that Topsy Turvy Apple Pie would make a perfect chaser to the Banoffee Pie. After all, this was FRUIT — I figured I couldn’t get much healthier than that :) I made the pie and believe me, my pictures do not do justice for this creation. Just imagine brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and pecans for the first layer. Add a pie crust and fill it up with autumn’s fresh apple bounty. After baking, the pie gets inverted onto the serving plate, transforming the sticky, gooey, sweet bottom crust into a caramelly ( I know, it’s not a real word), nutty topping. I was just coming off a Banoffee Pie high and then this popped out of the oven and the weekend was off to a roaring start! Nothing says “fall” like apples, pecans, and caramel. I hope you will have a chance to give this Topsy Turvy pie a try. Your family will love you for it!
Topsy Turvy Apple Pie recipe was submitted to the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest by Donald Gaard Kensington, Minnesota
Bake-Off® Contest 03, 1951